Category Archives: shopping

An essay on Texas and food..

By Irina Alexandra Dumitrescu (noted scholar)

corn motif

La Milpa, Richmond, VA


Gettin’ down in the WHOLE FOODS parking lot!

A bargain for olive oil..

We finally finished our 93 oz. jug of Nablus olive oil. It was only $19.98 and lasted well over a year. That’s under 22 cents an ounce.

Nablus olive oil

Nablus olive oil

We got this at Jerusalem Halal Market at Hull & Turner. They have good lamb there, too.

STYLE Weakly gets something right!

Their MEAT ISSUE mentions the Big Apple Market on Jeff Davis. Who let them off their West End tether? Next they’ll be reviewing the Guate bars in that neck of the woods.

preppng the cow's head for barbacoa de cabeza..

Barbacoa con Big Red! (Randy Garibay 1939 - 2002)

It should be noted that Big Apple’s fish market can be rather aromatic in the summer. And they usually have the widest selection of dried beans in the area. Flor de mayo, Mayacoba, Canario, y mucho mas! And they often have tins of Caldo de Garrobo (iguana soup) which is said to be an aid in combatting hangovers and an aid for impotence.

Real Farmer’s Markets

I’m in Kansas City. They open at 5:00 AM. Richmond’s Farmer’s markets are for lazy slackers.